Problem: When leaving the starting line in a race, a cars wheels (45 cm in diameter) spin at an angular acceleration of 60 rad/s2, while the car accelerates linearly at 11.8 m/s2. Do the car's wheels roll without slipping? After 5 s, how fast will the wheels be spinning? How fast will the car be moving after 5 s?

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When leaving the starting line in a race, a cars wheels (45 cm in diameter) spin at an angular acceleration of 60 rad/s2, while the car accelerates linearly at 11.8 m/s2. Do the car's wheels roll without slipping? After 5 s, how fast will the wheels be spinning? How fast will the car be moving after 5 s?

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